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The top 4 causes of motor vehicle accidents

On Behalf of | Aug 31, 2017 | Car Accidents, Firm News |

Motor vehicle accidents happen in countless ways. However, as personal injury lawyers at the Dickerson & Smith Law Group, we encounter similar circumstances against and again. This makes us want to put the word out so drivers can be more careful, alert and avoid these incidents which — in most cases — never should have happened in the first place.

Here are the top four causes of motor vehicle accidents that Virginia Beach drivers need to be careful of:

  • Distracted driving: Resist the temptation to use your smartphone while driving, and put down that cheeseburger. These distractions have caused numerous injuries and fatalities on the road. If you’re driving, keep both hands on the wheel, both eyes on the road and both feet at the ready to steer, brake and apply gas when needed to avoid a crash.
  • Drunk driving: Virginia Beach drivers should not get behind the wheel, no matter how much alcohol they’ve drunk. It’s just too risky to drink and drive. Thousands of people die throughout the country every year due to this unconscionable and unlawful behavior.
  • Reckless driving: Driving carefully and defensively should be your modus operandi, not trying to get from A to B as quickly as possible. Take care not to tailgate or speed, drive cautiously and follow the rules of the road.
  • Bad weather: What’s happening with the weather? Is it raining? Is there ice on the road? Always drive with care and in accordance with current weather conditions.

Did you get hurt because a driver failed to adhere to any of the advice above? You may have a viable personal injury claim to pursue financial damages from the at-fault party in court.